Callahan hired as new history teacher at EPS

Contracts have been approved for two new teachers to educate students at Elgin Public Schools come August.
Meeting Wednesday night, the District #18 Board of Education formally approved teaching contracts.
Hired to teach history was Brandon Callahan. Principal Greg Wemhoff said Callahan was hired from 20 applicants who sought the position. Growing up in Cairo, Neb., Callahan graduated from Centura High School then went on to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Earlier this year, he student taught at Lincoln North Star.
Callahan fills the vacancy created last month when Trey Rossman submitted a letter of resignation in order to accept a similar position with Ravenna Public Schools. At Wednesday night’s meeting, the board formally accepted his resignation “with regret.” Rossman was the Wolfpack wrestling coach for the past three seasons. His coaching replacement has yet to be named.
The other teaching contract approved was for new Spanish teacher Haley Guenther. A December 2019 graduate of Wayne State College, she returned a signed contract one month ago to the school.
At this time, all teaching positions are filled for the 2020-2021 school year.
Earlier this year, the school board approved the hiring of Michael Brockhaus for the position of superintendent. From Sidney, he will take over for Dan Polk who is retiring at the end of June. Brockhaus’ first day on the job will be July 1.